Anorexia nervosa in American blacks

Paul Robinson, Arnold Andersen

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Five cases of anorexia nervosa in black American patients are presented. All had lost parents by death or divorce. Three had a family history of obesity and of a physical illness related to obesity. Two were male and both of these had a previous history of serious psychiatric disturbance. Three patients had a first or second degree relative with affective disorder. Two patients showed a primary lack of sexual interest and one male was bisexual. Four of the patients came from social classes 3-5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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